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Feline Neurology Service

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We are proud of our feline neurology service specifically dedicated to cats. This specialist service was the first of its kind in the world.

The feline neurology service is run by leading neurologist Laurent Garosi who has become a recognised expert in this particularly challenging field. Laurent is known world-wide for developing a unique approach to performing a neurological evaluation in the cat. He has accumulated vast experience in feline neurology which he regularly shares at national and international veterinary meetings or through scientific publications.

At Davies, we believe that cats require special attention to reduce their fear and pain, to reduce anxiety for their owner, and to reinforce the veterinarian-client-cat bond and trust. This starts from our dedicated feline reception area. During the consultation, our neurologists use specifically adapted techniques to examine your cat which will ensure limited stress. Our feline patients are hospitalised in our dedicated cat ward and cared for by specially trained nurses. Internal medicine and orthopaedic specialists are also on hand to help manage more complex cases that require a multi-disciplinary approach.

 

At Davies, we believe that cats require special attention to reduce their fear and pain, to reduce anxiety for their owner, and to reinforce the veterinarian-client-cat bond and trust. This starts from our dedicated feline reception area. During the consultation, our neurologists use specifically adapted techniques to examine your cat which will ensure limited stress. Our feline patients are hospitalised in our dedicated cat ward and cared for by specially trained nurses. Internal medicine and orthopaedic specialists are also on hand to help manage more complex cases that require a multi-disciplinary approach.

Neurology is the study and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. This part of the body includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

 

The feline neurology service sees a wide-range of presentations, including loss of limb function (ranging from wobbliness, weakness to total paralysis), seizures, spinal pain/compression, loss of nerve function, abnormalities of special senses (e.g. blindness, balance problems), feline hyperaesthesia syndrome, oro-facial pain syndrome and muscles diseases.

Case investigations might include a combination of blood tests, diagnostic imaging (e.g. MRI or CT scanning), cerebrospinal fluid sampling, advanced electrodiagnostics (electromyography, nerve conduction velocities) and nerve or muscle biopsy.

 

Subsequent to a diagnosis, the clinician will advise upon options for therapy, which might include drug therapy and/or surgical management. As always, the clinician is happy to discuss the management of your pet’s problems and explore the best option for the particular situation.

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